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SC E N E VIII.

Enter Therfates, Menelaus, and Paris. Ther. The cuckold, and the cuckold-maker are at it: now bull! now dog! 'Loo, Paris, 'loo! My double-hen'd sparrow! 'Loo, Paris, loo! The bull has the game : ware horns, ho!

[Exeunt Paris and Menelaus.

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Enter Achilles and his Myrmidons. Achil. Look, Hector, how the sun begins to set, How ugly night comes breathing at his heels : Vol. IX.

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Mr. Tte Trojan trumpets found the like, its lord. Acail. The dragon wing of night o'erspreads the

earth, 4 And, stickler-like, the armies separates.

My Even with the wail - The wail is, I think, the entis of the fun; not veil or cal. Jonssos,

2 I am unarm'd. Perezo ibis vantage, Greek.] Hector, in Lidgate's poem, falls by the hand of Achilles; but it is Troiles who, having been inclosed round by the Myrmidons, is killed after his armour had been hewn from his body, which was afterwards drawn through the field at the horse's tail. The Oxford Editor, I believe, was mifinformed; for in the old story-book of The Thru Deftruétions of Troy, I find likewise the fame account given of the death of Troilus. There may, however, be variation in the copies, of which there are very many:Heyv.cod, in his Rape of Lucrece, 1638, seems to have been indebted to some fuch book as Hanmer mentions.

46 Had puissant Hector by Achilles' hand
Dy'd in a single monomachie, Achilles
“ Had been the worthy; but being slain by odds,
“ The pooreft Myrmidon had as much honour

“ As faint Achilles in the Trojan's death,” STEEVENS. 3 Strike, fellows, frike ;-] This particular of Achilles overpowering flector by numbers, and without armour, is taken from the old story-book. OXFORD EDITOR.

A And, flickler-like,- ] A stickler was one who stood by to part the combatants when victory could be determined without bloodfied. They are often mentioned by SIDNEY. “Anthony « (frys Sir Tho. NORTH in his translation of Plutarch) was “ himself in person a flickler to part the young men when they " bad fought enough.” They were called flicklers, from car

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My half-supt sword, that frankly would have fed,
Pleas'd with this dainty bit, thus goes to-bed. -
Come, tie his body to my horse's tail:
Along the field I will the Trojan trail. [Exeunt.

Sound retreat. Shout.

S Ċ E N E X. .
Enter Agamemnon, Ajax, Menelaus, Neftor, Diomedes,

and the rest marching.

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